U.S. News visited campuses across the Empire State, traveling northward from the vibrant boulevards of New York City and around through rolling farmlands and landmark villages to Ithaca's rocky gorges. The five schools we visited are as varied as their settings.
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From Cornell University, which emphasizes the practical application of classroom studies, to Bard College, which prides itself on allowing students to pursue their passions for the love of learning itself, New York offers something for every academic taste.
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